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Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Food Technology Teacher

Dunedin North Intermediate
Food Technology Teacher at (10 months) Exploring the technology curriculum with year 7&8 students with a foods context.
Jul 2014Jan 2015

Food Technology Teacher

Dunedin North Intermediate School
Food Technology Teacher LTR at (7 months) Exploring the technology curriculum with year 7&8 studentswith a foods context.
Jan 2014Jul 2014

Relief Teacher

Taieri College; Brockville Full Primary and

Relief Teacher 

Mar 2014Jun 2014

Bilingual Teacher

North East Valley Normal School

Bilingual Teacher; One day a week, multi-level, dual language teaching in English and Te Reo Maori in a tikanga Maori environment.

Feb 2013Jun 2013


North East Valley Normal School

Nanny; Full care of two preschoolers, 2 years & 3.5 years. Included involvement at Kaikorai Playcentre.

Jan 2012Nov 2012

Student Teacher

Macandrew Bay School

Student Teacher; Year 6 class 22 Children Decile 10 School January/February: 3 weeks May/June: 3 weeks August/ September: 5 weeks + Tuesday Practica throughout University calendar year

Jan 2008Feb 2009

Cook/food Preparer

Mokha Cafe
Cook/Food Preparer at (1 year 2 months) Prepare cafe style food Ordering stock Train staff members Cash handling Customer service


Feb 2009Aug 2012

Bachelor of Teaching (Endorsed in Primary Education)

University of Otago
Students Association Class Representative     2012, 2011, 2010, 2003
Four papers short of Bachelor of Arts degree in Maori Studies.
Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori, Teaching Dance and Teaching Drama papers to 300 Level.
Additional 100 Level papers in Art, Statistics, Biology
B+ average grade across all study (2003-2012)
Commendation from the College of Education for successful completion of year (2009)

University of Otago

Otago Polytechnic



Mana Motuhake
  • Achieve optimum results through planning, management and prioritisation of time, resources and budget
  • Facilitated, mentored, trained and taught a range of ages and in range of contexts
  • Strongly focussed towards my own on-going learning and personal development 
  • Commitment to co-constructing learning with children and whanau  
  • Thorough and reflective teaching practitioner 
  • Relate effectively and professionally to a diverse range of people within organisations and community
  • Proactive and positive team member with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Advocate for all children regardless of difference or ability
Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori
Professional and Academic applications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori